Tax and M&A: M&A tax strategies face tougher scrutiny

Aggressive tax management by multinationals, however legal, is in the public and political spotlight like never before, presenting clear reputational risks for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) dealmakers. But how far will promised reforms go?

Politicians like to link themselves to issues that demonstrate they have their fingers on the pulse of public opinion. But it remains relatively rare to see an issue rise up the public and the political agenda at the same rapid pace.

So when it does — as it has, in recent months, with the thorny issue of aggressive cross-border tax management by some of the world’s biggest corporations — it is fair enough to expect action…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Allen & Overy briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below. 

Analysis from The Lawyer

  • Panel reviews

    Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones

    Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

  • training

    Accutrainee: Revolution postponed

    At the time of its launch Accutrainee was described as a revolutionary change to the training model. Has it proved to be so? Not really.

View more analysis from The Lawyer

Overview

One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD
UK
http://www.allenovery.com

Turnover (£m): 1,189.00
No. of lawyers: 2,304
Jurisdiction: UK
No. of offices: 11
No. of qualified lawyers: 273